The formation of a separate state of Telangana would come up for discussion in the State Assembly scheduled to meet from December 12 and is expected to turn the session into a stormy and noisy affair.
The Union Cabinet has given its political not by approving the Bill at its meeting on December 5 which was then forwarded to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee for sending the same to the State Assembly seeking its comments on it. The Bill was expected to reach the State Legislature Secretariat in day or two.
The State Minister for Legislature Affairs, D. Sridhar Babu, speaking at a function in Karimnagar informed that the Telangana Bill would come up for discussion during the ensuing Assembly session and sought the cooperation of all parties for a smooth passage of the Bill without any hurdles.
Though the debate in the Assembly is a mere formality, the Congress members from Seemandhra region, who are vehemently opposed to the bifurcation of the state, would press for a voting. As a matter of fact they had already started parleys with leaders of various party leaders from the region to enlist their support in this regard.
It is pertinent to note here that Chief Minister too is strongly opposed to bifurcation of the state and had openly revolted against the Congress High Command on this issue and had even declared that he would ensure the defeat of the Bill in the Assembly.